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Can Kissing Transmit Hiv

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Deep kissing and sweat transmit HIV?

I have long deep kissing sessions with a friend who is HIV positive. I waswondering if the length of the kissing (sometimes 2-3 hours) and also licking his sweat could possiblytransmit HIV to me? ....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.First of all, nobody has ever been infected through saliva or sweat. Theconcentrations of the HIV virus in both of these body fluids are so low, thatthey have never led to transmission. In regard to deep prolonged... Read more »

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hiv transmits through kissing

Posted by maruti, 2 Replies
this is vipin my age is 26,last week i kissed one girl its a open mouth kiss for 20secs,there was no blood in my mouth,no cuts,there is any chance to get hiv infection for me,plz help me i was scared Read more »

HIV THRU KISSING

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Pliz give me all the cases of ppl who acquired the HIV thru kissing, no matter if they had sores or bleeding gums, but ALL of the reported cases of HIV transmitted thru kissing. Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
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Kissing a HIV- person

Posted by gordon, 9 Replies
Unless I am mistaken if you kiss a person mouth to mouth and one of you is have HIV+ and the HIV+ person has a small cut in the gums or in the mouth area. The suliva with a small potion of blood will be trasmitted, hence making the other person... Read more »